quote by Jules Verne

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

— Jules Verne

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a TEN-YEAR-OLD lad in Indianapolis who was arrested for picking up coal along the side of railroad tracks is now in jail. If the boy had known enough to steal the whole railroad he would be heralded as a Napoleon of finance.

Now hollow fires burn out to black, And lights are fluttering low: Square your shoulders, lift your pack And leave your friends and go. O never fear, lads, naught's to dread, Look not to left nor right: In all the endless road you tread There's nothing but the night.

As the lad himself might say, cut my legs off and call me Shorty! Elvis Presley can act...Acting is his assignment in this shrewdly upholstered showcase, and he does it.

Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.

Cupid is a knavish lad, Thus to make poor females mad.

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye Who cheer when soldier lads march by, Sneak home and pray you'll never know The hell where youth and laughter go.

The proverb says, "Born lucky, always lucky," and I am very superstitious.

As a small boy I was notoriously lucky. It was usual for one or two of our lads (per annum) to get drowned in the Mississippi or in Bear Creek, but I was pulled out in a 2/3 drowned condition 9 times before I learned to swim, and was considered to be a cat in disguise.

The sort of lad I am looking for is a kid who will nutmeg Kevin Keegan in training, then step aside him in the corridor

The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?

With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipped maiden And many a lightfoot lad.

My lad chewed and swallowed a dictionary.

We gave him Epsom salts - but we can't get a word out of him.

God's providence is not in baskets lowered from the sky, but through the hands and hearts of those who love him. The lad without food and without shoes made the proper answer to the cruel-minded woman who asked, "But if God loved you wouldn't he send you food and shoes?" The boy replied, "God told someone, but he forgot."

Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.

That lad must have been born offside.

Courage must come from the soul within;

the man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad. You were born with all that the great have had.

Golden lads and girls all must as chimney sweepers come to dust.

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

We've got sports scientists who insist it's important for the lads to eat after games to refuel, even if it's 2am. I used to refuel after games at West Ham until half past three in the morning in a different way - but then I'm old school.

It was Tottenham at home. I thought: 'Please don't go on about Tottenham, we all know what Tottenham are about. They are nice and tidy but we'll f****** do them.' Alex came in and said: 'Lads, it's only Tottenham.' And that was it! Brilliant!

Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things! Let not the barks of puppies frighten you, no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven, but stand up and work!

Yet but three come one more. Two of both kinds make up four. Ere she comes curst and sad. Cupid is a knavish lad. Thus to make poor females mad.

He had the hypocrisy to represent a mourner: and previous to following with Hareton, he lifted the unfortunate child on to the table and muttered, with peculiar gusto, 'Now, my bonny lad, you are mine! And we'll see if one tree won't grow as crooked as another, with the same wind to twist it!

Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19.

I always feel like a bit of an outsider myself, but as a working class lad, the system was always against me. The British system itself and then of course all the illnesses that were challenging to me.

Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness....Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?

I'm going to Ibiza with the lads! I’ll probably come back a raging alcoholic.

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.

There's no disgrace in failing, lad, Though friends and foes deride;

In fact, a failure's not so bad As never having tried.

Michael Owen isn't the tallest of lads, but his height more than makes up for that.

Into my hear an air that kills through yon far country blows what are those blue remembered hills what spires,what farms are those? that is the land of lost content I can see it shining plain the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

A lot of the lads have a bat for the nets, a bat for facing the bowling machine and a separate bat for the match. I'll just crack on with a bat until it breaks - then crack on with another one.

For me, I've never talked about my private life.

It's always been about Black Sabbath. It's strange to open up and talk about me as a young lad, my relationships, marriages and what not.

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